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Japan at a Glance

Wolves have officially been extinct in Japan since 1905, but there are grassroots efforts under way to reintroduce them.
The Japan Wolf Association is an active organization. Their website can be found here.

Past Species Information

Common Name: gray wolf
Latin Name: Canis lupus

Subspecies 1
Common Name:
Latin Name: Canis lupus hodophilax

Subspecies 2
Common Name:
Latin Name: Canis lupus hattai

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